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The House of Silk

A Sherlock Holmes Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life. With access to the estate's archives and careful study of the original stories, Horowitz is sure to weave a tale that satisfies new fans as well as the most dedicated Baker Street Irregular.

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"A lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, Anthony Horowitz is the perfect choice to pen the first new official mystery and what a triumph it is. While retaining faithfully the style of the originals, Horowitz's lively prose makes this exciting story just right for a new generation of fans." - Sarah Clarke, The Bookseller (UK) - Bookseller's Choice

"For fans of the original tales, the game is afoot once more!" - Ruth Hunter, The Bookseller (UK) - Bookseller's Choice

"Orion has pulled a winner out of the bag by inviting Anthony Horowitz to pen a Sherlock Holmes novel. It has the feel of a Conan Doyle tale and only the jealous will fault this superb thriller." - Patrick Neale, The Bookseller (UK) - Bookseller's Choice

"[A] brilliant new Sherlock Holmes novel. The tone of voice is pitch perfect, the send of place and time spot on. I don't want to give too much away about the plot but there are clever twists and plenty of trademark Holmesian moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this." - Sue Scholes, W H Smith (UK)

"As far as I can see, Anthony Horowitz has done a thoroughly professional job, and reading the novel felt to me like being in the company of an old and distinguished friend - or should that be two old friends?" - Mike Ripley, Shots Crime and Thriller Ezine

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Anthony Horowitz Author Biography

Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he has also written episodes of several popular TV crime series, including Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. He wrote the television series Foyle's War, which aired in the United States, and he has written the libretto of a Broadway musical adapted from Dr. Seuss's book, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. He wrote film script for The Gathering, which featured Christina Ricci. Horowitz also wrote the Diamond Brothers series. He lives in London.

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